Porters Park Golf Club

Dress Code


At Porters Park we look for members, their guests and visitors to observe standards of dress in keeping with the traditions of the game of golf. We publish these guidelines to avoid doubt and the possible embarrassment of being denied access to the club or course. We hope that all members, their guests and visitors will not put any of our staff in a position where it is necessary for them to bring the dress code to their attention.

  • Golf clubs and/or golf bags must not be carried through the Clubhouse other than through the front entrance corridor into the locker rooms.
  • Golfing footwear must not be changed in the car park.

The standards of acceptable and unacceptable dress are detailed below.

We hope that all members and visitors will respect the code.

In the Clubhouse

  • Members, their guests and visitors may wear casual dress including skirts, shorts, trousers and socks that are acceptable on the Course
  • Shirts should have an attached collar, or roll neck collar and must not (for men) be worn outside trousers, and for ladies unless designed to be so. Collarless shirts are permitted but not Tee shirts.
  • Proper footwear should be worn; modern casual shoes to include loafers and deck shoes, which may be worn without socks. Golf shoes, even with soft spikes or moulded sole, are only permitted in the Spike Bar and Palm Court and not in the lounge or dining room.
  • The dress code in the dining room is dependent upon the day, time and event being held. Your event co-ordinator will clarify this for you.
  • The dress code in the bar area is casual at all times including a shirt with collar, trousers and smart jeans of any single colour, including blue denim. Clothes should be clean and presentable.
  • Young people, under 17 years of age, need not comply with the corresponding adult dress code but it is expected that their parents/carers will ensure that they are suitably dressed for the course or the occasion. Members are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring their guests abide by the required dress code.
  • Trousers and jeans must be presentable and not faded, torn or frayed.

Dress Code for Social Events

The organiser of a social event will normally publish the dress code in the information for each event. To assist members, the following definitions apply:

  • Formal Dinner suit/Black tie for men, formal/cocktail dresses for ladies.
  • Smart Lounge suit or jackets for men, elegant and smart for ladies.
  • Smart Casual Shirt and trousers, with the option of sweater or jacket for men, smart casual for ladies. This includes the option for tailored (not denim) jeans.
  • Casual Shirt with collar, trousers and smart jeans of any colour, including blue denim.

The dress code for Sunday Lunch is classified as Casual.

On the Course

  • Members and visitors should be neatly attired at all times
  • Shirts should have an attached collar, or roll neck collar, and must not (for men) be worn outside trousers, and for ladies unless designed to be so. Collarless shirts are permitted but not Tee shirts
  • Acceptable golfing footwear should be worn. Sports training shoes are not permitted
  • Gentlemen may wear tailored shorts, with knee length socks of any colour or short, predominantly white socks. Ladies may wear tailored shorts, or skirts with socks of any colour.

Dress that is not acceptable in either the clubhouse or on the course

  • Tracksuits or cut-off trousers for gentlemen
  • Trainers or other sports training shoes
  • Tee shirts
  • Combat/cargo/camouflage-style shorts and trousers
  • Trousers tucked into socks except in the case of plus 2s and 4s
  • Any other clothing designed to be worn for sports and pastimes other than golf, such as football, athletics and beachwear
  • Golfing headwear in the Clubhouse, eg caps, visors, peeks, and caps, visors, peeks on the Course with the peak facing backwards
  • Wet, muddy and perspiration-soaked clothing in the bar, lounge and dining room
  • Long socks rolled down.

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